Aliso Canyon Gas Leak
Below are the current activities underway by the various public and private agencies involved in the response to the gas leak in the Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch area. Clicking the name of each agency will show more details.
The Los Angeles Fire Department continues to support efforts by the private and public agencies that have responded to the Aliso Canyon gas leak incident. As a cooperating public safety partner, our efforts include participating in operational briefings, attending incident-related meetings, and when necessary, providing emergency response resources to ensure the safety of our community.
Additional deployment is being conducted in the Porter Ranch Area.
This deployment consists of plain clothes officers and uniformed officers. These officers are deployed to this area 24 hrs/ 7-days a week.
In addition to the high visible deployment, these officers are conducting checks of the evacuated homes.
Emergency Management Department (EMD) participates in daily multi-agency conference calls related to incident updates/issues/concerns in response to the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak in Porter Ranch. Additionally, EMD staff participates in Joint Information System conference calls to coordinate messaging, along with SoCal Gas staff.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department continues to lend support and assistance in the preparation of the Incident Action Plan and supporting documents to ensure the safety and security of the public, on-site employees, contractors and first responders. In addition, with the facility under the regulatory purview for fire prevention, hazardous materials, hazardous waste and above ground storage tanks, this Department remains involved with SC Gas activities that may impact those program elements. The Department is also a partner with other responsible agencies in overseeing and implementing mitigation efforts and ancillary requirements including attending necessary meetings and briefings, advising political bodies and representatives on facility and community activities, validating data and results of field and laboratory sampling activities and reviewing and inputting into proposed site activities. The Department stands ready to respond appropriately to any event or incident that may occur to ensure community protection of public health, safety and the environment.
Public Health continues to work with other regulatory agencies to acquire and review data from the site and community. PH is reviewing plans and data submitted by SoCal Gas to ensure compliance of the Public Health Directive. PH is contacting residents who have filed complaints to DPH and following up on their concerns. PH is continuously addressing all media information request related to this incident. Participating in daily conference calls and specialized conference calls.
For more information, visit: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/gasleak/
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to participate in the daily responder conference call hosted by SoCal Gas and the Cal OES Media Relations and continues to address coordination and communication requests.
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management is requesting businesses in the Porter Ranch and surrounding communities that have been economically impacted by the gas leak to complete the Economic Injury Worksheet. By completing the Injury Worksheet you assist the region in qualifying for a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Declaration.
A declaration will allow the SBA to offer low interest loans in the County to any business directly or indirectly impacted by the event. With five businesses that can demonstrate economic injury opens up the opportunity for all businesses, whether or not any of the five seek the bridge loan.
Please complete the Economic Injury Worksheet, print it then email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please contact Leslie Luke, Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management at 323-980-2260.
The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) investigates reports of price gouging from residents affected by the Aliso Canyon gas leak. During a declared emergency, consumers have added protections from price increases for goods and services. DCBA has developed information cards and an online tipsheet to inform consumers and businesses of their rights and responsibilities in regards to price gouging. DCBA investigators offer one-on-one assistance to any consumers who believe they have been the victim of price gouging. DCBA is working in partnership with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, who can prosecute alleged price gouging. If you believe you are a victim of price gouging, please contact the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222.